PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Monday, November 2, 2015

ASAP Mobilizes to Help for 16 Kittens from Santa Maria

ASAP, the nonprofit organization which cares primarily for the cats at the Santa Barbara County Animal Shelter in Goleta, has mobilized to provide critical assistance to the Santa Maria Animal Center (SMAC) during the fungal disease outbreak (ringworm) that is affecting both dogs and people at that shelter.
While this fungal outbreak is limited to the dogs and people at SMAC, there are other animals that need critical help—most notably kittens! SMAC will be closed to the public until the fungal outbreak has been contained, and many kittens are at risk of languishing in cages for weeks on end, with no potential adopters allowed entry.
In response to this situation, ASAP offered assistance and agreed to take all of the adoptable kittens from SMAC. Because the ASAP shelter is currently operating at capacity with over 200 cats and kittens, temporary foster homes have been found for all of the 16 kittens transferred from Santa Maria. These kittens will then be available for adoption at a special event on Sunday, November 1, 2015 from 11:00 AM-3:00 PM at the Pet House, located in the Calle Real Shopping Center in Goleta.
“At times like these, it’s imperative that our community work together to provide a safety net for the most vulnerable animals, like these 16 kittens”, says ASAP’s Executive Director, Angela Walters Rockwell. “This is what ASAP does best—we mobilize our staff, volunteers and fosters, and reach out for local support. We are thrilled that The Pet House so eagerly responded to our call about having the special adoption event—and we know that people in our community will step forward to adopt these kittens. Our goal is to find loving homes for all 16 kittens this Sunday!”
In appreciation for all of the adopters that come to the ASAP/Pet House event, special adoption fees will be offered on November 1 only: $35 for a single kitten, or two kittens for just $50. Potential adopters must still complete an application and be screened—and all of the kittens will have received a thorough veterinary exam and vaccinations, as well as have been spayed/neutered and microchipped.
Adoption Event Information: Sunday, November 1, 2015 from 11:00 AM-3:00 PM at the Pet House, located in the Calle Real Shopping Center, 5781 Calle Real, Goleta 93117. For more information,

ASAP is very grateful to Santa Barbara County Animal Services for their hard work in containing the fungal outbreak in Santa Maria, and for the support of The Pet House and everyone in our community for this adoption event.


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